Asymmetric, helical, and mirror-symmetric traveling waves in pipe flow.

Abstract

New families of three-dimensional nonlinear traveling waves are discovered in pipe flow. In contrast with known waves [H. Faisst and B. Eckhardt, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 224502 (2003); H. Wedin and R. R. Kerswell, J. Fluid Mech. 508, 333 (2004), they possess no discrete rotational symmetry and exist at a significantly lower Reynolds numbers (Re). First to… (More)

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@article{Pringle2007AsymmetricHA, title={Asymmetric, helical, and mirror-symmetric traveling waves in pipe flow.}, author={Chris C. T. Pringle and Rich R. Kerswell}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2007}, volume={99 7}, pages={074502} }